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All hail to the serial killer: America's last frontier hero in the age of Reaganite eschatology and beyond

Linnie Blake

in The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075933
eISBN:
9781781700914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter draws heavily on the misadventures of the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, from Ridley Scott's film Hannibal. Reflecting the hunger of American audiences for the further ... More


Antecedent Facts—Foreshadowing Events

George Washington Williams

in A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233854
eISBN:
9780823240807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The two years immediately preceding the War of the Rebellion were teeming with unprecedented events. Almost every question of public interest was directly or indirectly connected with one phase or ... More


Barcids Supreme (241–221)

Dexter Hoyos

in Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675464
eISBN:
9781781385432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter relates Hamilcar Barca's crucial role in leading Carthage to victory over rebel mercenary and subject Libyan forces after 241 in the Truceless War, thus becoming effective chief of ... More


Before Silius: The Creation of the Roman Hannibal

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on those texts, written before SiliusItalicus’ Punica, which feature Hannibal. These texts include the (extremely) fragmentary works of Hannibal's own historians Silenus and ... More


Conclusion: The Crossing of the Worlds: The Move from Internal to External Narrative

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter provides a final overview of the Roman Hannibal and his portrayal in SiliusItalicus’ Punica. As well as providing a conclusive discussion on how Silius’ Hannibal is a man who ... More


Dithyrambic Iambics: Epode 9 and its General(s’) Confusion

Elena Giusti

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Dionysiac themes in Epode 9 and also touches upon the socio-political dimensions of Horace’s Epodes. The author argues that Epode 9 should be acknowledged as the forerunner of ... More


Excavations

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

in Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The chapter recounts Mark Twain's lifelong battle with the ghost of slavery, racism, and his efforts, through his writings, to make his fellow citizens aware of and perhaps change their attitudes on ... More


Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Ben Tipping

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The force of example was a distinctive determiner of Roman identity. However, examples always rely upon the response of an audience, and are dependent upon context. Even where the example presented ... More


Fear and punishment

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Princes, Machiavelli tells readers, should want to be held merciful and not cruel. But the policies some people praise as merciful undermine political order, while those blamed as cruel strengthen ... More


Force Protection

Jens David Ohlin and Larry May

in Necessity in International Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190622930
eISBN:
9780190622961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622930.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter addresses force protection and the degree to which necessity permits attacking forces to prioritize the lives of their own soldiers over the lives of enemy civilians. This is a difficult ... More


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